12 Zodiac Cocktails to Ring in the New Year (and Forget 2016)

Posted on December 25, 2016

New Year′s Eve is just around the corner! Are you celebrating by throwing a party or planning an event to ring in 2017? Did you know that your zodiac sign can influence what libation people will enjoy? Captivate your guests by knowing what drink is going to appeal to their passion, simply by asking their zodiac sign?

What better way to toast the new year than by introducing your family and besties to new beverages, based on their astrological influences. Here′s your mixology guide to cosmic New Year′s Eve cocktails for all zodiac signs.

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Aries: Moscow Mule

Aries is a fire sign. These people are active, dynamic, and full of energy. They usually do everything with gusto and to the best of their ability, every time. They will enjoy a drink that matches their energy levels.

Why not mix them a Moscow Mule? It′s bracing, refreshing, and with a bit of a kick to appeal to an Aries′s energy levels.

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. ginger beer (not ginger ale)
  • Half of a fresh lime, juiced
  • Pour all ingredients over ice into a highball glass and garnish with a lime wheel

Taurus: Hot Toddy

Taureans are loyal, dependable, and don′t do anything in a hurry. They love the finer things in life and enjoy that bit of luxury when they can.

A slow and luxurious cocktail is the way to warm their heart. Mulled wine, a good brandy, or perhaps a good old-fashioned hot toddy would do the trick to tempt Taurus′s heart.

  • 8 oz. hot water
  • 1 oz. honey
  • 2 oz. good bourbon
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Melt the honey into the hot water then add the bourbon and ginger
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel

Gemini: Sicilian Kiss

The sign of The Twins is likely to get into mischief with their merriment. They may be a bit impulsive when it comes to your beverages, and something new and unusual is liable to pique their curiosity.

Go for the really unique with a Sicilian Kiss. With only two ingredients, it will surely appeal to the nature of ‘The Twins.′

  • 1 oz. shot Amaretto
  • 1 oz. shot Southern Comfort
  • Pour over ice

Cancer: South Shore Sangria

Cancerians are the emotional ones of the zodiac signs. Ruled by the Moon, they are intuitive and will absorb the mood of a situation like a sponge.

They might feel at home with a traditional mint julep, a Tropical Blue Hawaii, or what about a more adventurous South Shore Sangria?

  • 2 oz. champagne or sparkling white wine
  • ½ oz. red wine
  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • Slices of lemon, lime, and orange
  • Place a wheel of lemon, lime, and orange in the bottom of a highball glass and add ice
  • Add the liqueurs and then the fruit juices and stir.
  • Fill the glass ¾ with sparkling wine and then top up with red wine
  • Garnish with a slice of citrus

Leo: 57 Chevy

Leos are known for their sociability and charm. They′re generous, gregarious, and charming, even if they do get a touch egotistical now and again.

Ruled by the Sun, they need a warm and glowing drink to match their engaging personality. Choose something colorful that demands attention, like a Tequila Sunrise, Harvey Wallbanger, or the unusual 57 Chevy.

  • 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Blend all the ingredients and pour over ice
  • Garnish with a sprig mint

Virgo: El Presidente

Virgos is an earth sign.They are known both for their interests in health and their fondness of convention. It may be hard for them to break out of the vodka and cranberry juice or cosmopolitan niche.

Allow them to loosen their collected and polished exterior a bit. Look for cocktails that are fruity and interesting, such as an El Presidente.

  • 1 ½ oz. white rum
  • ¾ oz. Vermouth
  • ¾ oz. Orange Curacao
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Shake all ingredients and pour over ice
  • Garnish with a cherry or orange wheel

Libra: Green Ghost

Librans are air signs and peaceful people, they keep things balanced and harmonious. It applies to their New Year′s cocktail, too. Look for a mix of sweet and sour to bring out intrigue and delight in the drink.

A cocktail like a Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins could be a great choice. We recommend a Green Ghost. It′s a little sweet, a little spicy, and the color! It′s nearly perfect.

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 2 oz. Chartreuse
  • ½ oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Mix ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice
  • Strain into a martini glass

Scorpio: Purple Rain

Deep and mysterious, Scorpio is the passionate observer of the zodiac signs. They may not be the life and soul of the party, but they′re not going to miss a trick.

Drinks that are as dark and enigmatic as they are will certainly enhance the mood. Try something made with a black vodka or dark rum. A Purple Rain cocktail appeals to a Scorpio′s depth and magic.

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • Moisten the rim of the glass and dip in sugar
  • Pour drink into the glass
  • Decorate with a lemon curl

Sagittarius: 12 Mile Limit

Sagittarians are known for their outgoing personality and sense of adventure. They may have tried all the cocktails on the menu, including the Screaming Orgasm and B52 shots.

Why not be impulsive and give them something different this New Year? Forget the Long Island tea, go for a 12 Mile Limit.

  • ½ oz. white rum
  • ½ oz. rye whiskey
  • ½ oz. brandy
  • ½ oz. grenadine
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Strain and serve with the lemon garnish

Capricorn: Electric Lemonade

Capricorns are known for their love of security and the familiar. It′s hard to get them to break out of the mold and let them try something different for a change.

Forget the rum and coke and be a bit more outgoing for their drink choice. Be a bit daring and mix them up Electric Lemonade. It′s more down-to-earth than it sounds!

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. orange juice
  • ¾ oz. Blue Curacao
  • Shake over crushed ice in a cocktail shaker
  • Garnish with a slice of lime

Aquarius: Blue Mist

Restless and cerebral, Aquarians aren′t likely to stick with one thing for too long. They are witty and rebellious, you may find that this applies to their drinks as well as their outlook on life.

They need something stimulating and unusual. Try something a bit quirky, such as a Vancouver, an Atlantic, or perhaps something enigmatic and cool like a Blue Mist.

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. lemon / lime soda, such as 7-up or Sprite
  • Pour all ingredients over ice and give a gentle stir
  • Garnish the glass with a slice of lime

Pisces: Sea Mist

Ruled by Neptune and the sea, Pisces is a water sign. Pisces is drawn to wishes and fantasies. Why should their drinks be any different? The more fanciful and romantic, the more they are likely to appeal to them.

Pisces is a Water Sign, tumblers and shots are too concentrated for them. Try larger drinks instead such as highballs, fizzes, or perhaps the beautifully hazy Sea Mist.

  • 1 oz. coconut rum
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • A splash of Blue Curacao
  • Pour over plenty of ice
  • Add a cocktail cherry for garnish

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The world of cocktails is a multitude of mixtures, with new ones being tried and tested every day. Never be afraid to experiment and try something a bit different. Especially now that you know an astrological guide to cosmic cocktails does have a foundation in the stars.

What are your favorite drinks? Do you find that they resonate with your zodiac sign? There are many ways to explore how astrology can influence your tastes and your palate, but please ensure that you drink responsibly. Happy New Year!

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Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I've spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs. Read More by Charla Stone